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Young Adult Fiction. Last Stop on Market Street: de la Peña, Matt, Robinson, Christian: 9780399257742: Books. How to Choose Outstanding Multicultural Books. How do you know if a children's book you're about to share with your students accurately portrays the culture of its characters?

How to Choose Outstanding Multicultural Books

Are there warning signs to look for? Are there telltale things that mark an outstanding multicultural book? To answer these questions, Scholastic Teacher magazine invited five children's literature specialists to give us their candid advice on selecting books about or related to Native Americans, Latinos, African Americans, Jews, and Asian Americans. Within each section of this article, you'll find: Reviews of ten great children's books suitable for grades K–8Essential advice from a children's author or illustrator: Joseph Bruchac, Gary Soto, Floyd Cooper, Patricia Polacco, Yumi HeoKey criteria to use when selecting booksA list of notable authorsAnd more! Our experts also helped us compile an extensive list of other multicultural resources for teachers and their classrooms. Native Americans: Let Our Words Be Heard By Peggy K. Evaluating Multicultural Literature. Multicultural Music and Songs that Build an Appreciation of Diversity. Add some interest to your Social Studies curriculum by supplementing your lesson plans with Multicultural Songs!

Multicultural Music and Songs that Build an Appreciation of Diversity

Whether you need educational music for teaching about diversity, songs from around the world or songs for embracing our differences, you'll find a varied selection below. Guiding Principles for Teaching Multicultural Literature. Multicultural Fiction for Teenagers. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. 2007Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

Multicultural Fiction for Teenagers

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang. 2006Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation. Vol. I, The Pox Party by M.T. Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins. 2010Two Burmese boys, one a Karenni refugee and the other the son of an imprisoned Burmese doctor, meet in the jungle and in order to survive they must learn to trust each other. Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez. 2002In the early 1960s in the Dominican Republic, twelve-year-old Anita learns that her family is involved in the underground movement to end the bloody rule of the dictator, General Trujillo.

Missing Adventures: Diversity and Children's Literature. Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story. The importance of multicultural literature. Australian primary schools are more culturally diverse now than ever before. By including multicultural literature in the school library fiction collection, teacher librarians ensure they provide their students with texts that represent the culturally diverse classrooms and home environments in this country, and those across the globe. With recent global events, it has become increasingly important that students do not become ethnocentric. Exposure to a variety of multicultural literature can assist in breaking down cultural barriers. What value does multicultural literature add to the school library fiction collection? Multicultural literature serves as a powerful tool in enabling students to gain a better understanding of both their own culture and the cultures of others.

Suzanne Evans (2010) conducted research on critical literacy using a range of multicultural picture books. Promotes empathy and unity Promotes cross-cultural friendship Helps students look critically at the world. Multiculturalism in the Classroom. Multicultural Education in Your Classroom. America has always been referred to as a melting pot, but ideally, it's a place where we strive to invite everyone to celebrate exactly who they are. As the US population is becoming increasingly diverse and technology makes the world feel increasingly smaller, it is time to make every classroom a multicultural classroom. What is Multicultural Education? Multicultural education is more than celebrating Cinco de Mayo with tacos and piñatas or reading the latest biography of Martin Luther King Jr. It is an educational movement built on basic American values such as freedom, justice, opportunity, and equality. It is a set of strategies aimed to address the diverse challenges experienced by rapidly changing U.S. demographics.

Small group instruction is a great tool to address student needs and promote... St. Pi Day is almost here. TenEquityWebsites. Teaching for Change - Building social justice starting in the classroom : Teaching for Change. Multicultural Teen Fiction. Teaching Multicultural Literature: A Workshop for the Middle Grades - Annenberg Learner. Teaching Multicultural Literature: A Workshop for the Middle Grades is a production of Thirteen/WNET New York.

Teaching Multicultural Literature: A Workshop for the Middle Grades - Annenberg Learner

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Thirteen is also a pre-eminent source of Web-based educational content and workshops, providing courses that have reached thousands of teachers, teachers-in-training, administrators, and others involved in pre-K-12 instruction. Beverly Ann Chin, Editorial Director/Lead Content AdvisorDale Allender, Lead Content Advisor Logo Design:B.T. Chinese, Korean, Asian American Kids' Books. Multicultural Literature and Young Adolescents. Change in the “All White World of Children’s Literature” Multicultural Programs. CCBC Booklists. Compiled by Megan Schliesman, Kathleen T. Horning and Merri V. Lindgren.